June 27, 2013

A Refreshing Summer Recipe


watermelon As temperatures continue to soar, I am constantly searching for foods that are delicious as well as refreshing on a hot summer day - And this easy salad fits the bill for sure!  Culinary Crafts served this to one of the 10+ (yes, I said 10+) events we had on a single day last weekend and the guests were bowled over with the easy elegance and surprising flavor combination - not to mention it was a welcome addition to the warm summer day!  Balsamic Marinated Watermelon Salad with Crushed Pistachios is one of Culinary Crafts's tried and true offerings.  So simple to make - you can do it at home!  All you need is some cubed watermelon, balsamic vinegar, and crushed pistachios and you are ready!  Now, for this salad, we marinated the watermelon in the balsamic vinegar for a couple of hours (or depending on the intensity of the balsamic vinegar you are wanting, you could leave it overnight), but you could also drizzle the vinegar over the watermelon right before serving, if you are just wanting a hint of its acidity.  Then, garnish with crushed or chopped pistachios and that's it!  Simple, refreshing, and lovely - it's a perfect summer salad.  You could even garnish it with goat cheese or feta for a bit of a different flavor instead of the pistachios.  YUM! Happy eating everyone! Check out more Salt Lake City, Park City, and Utah County catering at!

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